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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C
Howth Coast Guard Unit File photo

Two men airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty near Howth cliff

The two men were airlifted by Rescue 116 from Lion’s Head after they got into trouble in the water.

TWO MEN IN their early twenties were rescued by airlift from a popular spot at Howth in north Dublin this afternoon.

One man was airlifted out of the water after he was swept along the coast into a gulley about 30 metres from Lion’s Head.

The second man made it to shore where he was treated by the Howth Coast Guard Unit before being airlifted by Rescue 116.

Both men were then transported to the helicopter base at Dublin Airport and then to hospital to be treated. There were no serious injuries, but both men sustained cuts and bruises.

A third man in his early twenties was also rescued by the coast guard via rope rescue but required no medical attention.

Conditions were “choppy” and the three men were unfamiliar to the swimming area, according to the Howth Coast Guard Unit spokesperson.

Howth lifeboat was also on the scene today.

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